Taps: 14 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.51/5 rDev +10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Beer lovers will understand this place; your average Joe probably will not. This is a place meant for the beer connoisseur. This establishment is new to an area of Manhattan not known for it's beer reputation. As a "tasting room" (which is what it is) the atmosphere is all about good beer. They have a good selection of tap beers, many that I have not had before. The selection of bottled beer is excellent. That they have many rare or unheard of beers is what really makes it appealing to me. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. The prices reasonable for the UES. You can mix and match. And, they fill growlers.
So, if you're looking for a bar or pub or club, this is not it. If you're looking for a place with an awesome selection of beer to sample or purchase for home consumption, this is it. A very welcome place for beer lovers.
11-26-2011 03:47:17 | More by porter17
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is an awesome place for trying new beers, especially for the imports, which they carry a lot compared to other beer stores in NYC, their taps are interesting; it's pricey due to the area but I thought it would be even more. They carry some beers that you would have troubles to find anywhere else like the Captain Lawrence triple IPA. They have some tastings events, written on a board in the store which is a good way to get in touch with whats happening in the store. Their manager is available to answer questions which is rare in NYC. Definitely a place to go, even though it is uptown.
04-06-2014 23:58:14 | More by quentinlegrain
4.16/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
It was great to find City Swiggers after moving to the UES and finding few bars or stores that offered a good selection of bottled and draft beers. The store is the best of both worlds, since it provides a good selection of bottled beers (over 400 bottles) and 14 rotating beers to try on draft. With the drafts, you have the ability to try some pints at the store and take your favorites home in either a 32 oz. or 64 oz. growler.
The workers are friendly and helpful. The store is clean and provides plenty of seating at the bar or tables. The prices are not bad compared to prices of bottles at bodegas or grocery stores in the UES. If your in the area, then you should stop by and try it out.
09-19-2012 21:35:39 | More by mttdls
City Swiggers in New York, NY
91 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.